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THE KOCl AKCFLTS. THTJKSTfAY, IT5BRUARY 22, 1912.
JOSEPH OCHS OF
. DAVENPORT DEAD
Prominent Citizen of Neighbor
ing City Passes Away in
the close of the war. He wu enlisted
In one of the Tow regiments. - Mem
bers of the Reynolds G. A. R. post will
act as bearers at the funeral. Mr. Fox
was a well known and respected resi
dent of the county.
WAS ILL SEVERAL MONTHS
Had Reputation of Baring Plaited
More Additions to City Hum
Any Other One Man.
Joseph Ochs, one of Davenport's
most prominent citizens, died at 7
o'clock this morning after an illness of
several months, death being due to a
complication of diseases. Mr. Ochs
was born In Germany April 15, 1853,
coming to America with his parents
when an infant The family took up
resldenre in Davenport and Mr. Ochs
had made that place his home during
his entire lifetime. He received his
education in the Davenport public
schools and in 1870 embarked In the
real estate business with his father.
While in the real estate business Mr.
Ochs platted more residence additions
in Davenport than any other man,
among them being Park Lawn, West
park, Lincoln park and Park View.
For several years he acted as gen
eral land aent for the Union Pacific
railroad, during which time he sold
over 5.001,000 acres of land in Kan
sas and Nebraska. He had been preel
d'.-nt of the firm of John Ochs' Sons'
company and was also secretary and
one of the main organizers of the Mer
chants' Building, Loan and Savings as
sociation. WA1 TWIfK MARRIED.
He as married twice, in 1882 to
Miss Ida Fleiuchman, as a result of
which union two sons, Julius and Har
old were born. In 1853 he was married
to Miss Sarah Helnsfurter. Besides
his widow and two sons, he Is survived
by two brothers. Max E. and Henry A.,
and two sisters.
The funeral will be held from the
home, 1209 Brady street tomorrow aft
ernoon at 2:30, Rabbi W. H. Lowen
steln officiating. The remains will be
placed temporarily In the receiving
vault at Oakdale cemetery and subse
quently placed In a mausoleum which
is to be erected on Mount Nebo, Pine
OAMVEL B. rOX.
Samuel B. Fox of Taylor Ridge, vet
eran of the civil war, former postmas
ter of Taylor P.ldge and retired farm
er, died yesterday mornlug in bis home
at Taylor Rldee nfer a long lllnebs
superinduced by the lnflrmitlen of age,
The funeral services will be conducted
In the home tomorrow morning at 11
o'clock by Iter. Mr. Jaggers of Port
Uyrou. The body will be brought to
Hock Island on the afternoon Rock Is
land train from Taylor Ridge and bur
ial will be in Chlpplannock cemetery
Mr. Fox was born in Canada 76 years
ago. He h:id renlded In Rock Island
county for the greater part of his Ufa
For years his home was in Illinois City.
Fourteen years ago he removed to Tay
lor Ridge with his family. He served
as postmaster there for many years, re
tiring from offlcp about Ave years ago.
He leaves bis widow in Taylor Ridge;
a son, Albert Fox of Rock Island, and
Ave daughters. Mrs. WIU Rauch. Taylor
Ridge: Mrs. James Hogan, Rock Is
land; Mrs. Charles Sellers, South Rock
Island: Mrs. Fred Simmons, Audalu
sia. and Mrs. Hush McAfee, Rock Is
land. He leaves several sisters and
Mr. Fox served In the union army
for three years, having been honorably
discharged from military service at
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Murphy of Aledo,
111., visited friends In the city yester
Frank Warner returned to the city
yesterday after a three days' visit with
friends at Burlington.
Ralph G. Gregory returned to the
city this morning after a visit of sev
eral days with friends and relatives at
Miss Daisy Oden, who left for Gales
burg yesterday morning to attend the
funeral of A. S. Crawford, returned to
the city last night.
Alex Peterson of Knoxville, III, and
WilUam Durant of Chicago, state pure
food Inspectors, arrived in the city last
night and are today in Geneseo.
H. W. Crawford, who left for Gales
burg. 111., Sunday to attend the funeral
of his brother. A. S. Crawford, return
ed to his home in this city last night.
H. D. Winblgler, who has been con
fined to his home for the past few days
with an attack of the grip, was able to
resume his duties again this morning.
. Ignatius Kugel of Cincinnati, Ohio,
who has made it a practice for the
past 30 years to visit friends in Rock
Island on every holiday, arrived in the
city last night to 6pend the day.
Friends of Gus Stengel, who, accom
panied by his wife, left for San Fran
cisco, Cal., two weeks ago in the inter
est of his health, have received word
that his condition has already showed
Frank E. Abbey of Biggsville, 111., re
publican candidate for reelection to the
Illinois legislature from the Thirty-
third congressional district, arrived In
the city last night and spent today
with bis friends.
IN BOLD HOLDUP
J. W. Forbes Accosted on the
Street at Night and Believed
of Cash and Watch.
WARNED TO KEEP QUIET
Threatened With Death if He So
Much as Made a Stir High
waymen Make Getaway.
LINE TO KANSAS CITY
It has been reported that an all elec
tric interurban railway is to be built
from Davenport to Kansas City and
that an exceptionally large order for
copper metal to be used In the con
struction of the same has been placed
with certain eastern concerns. C. E.
Coons the promoter of the road has
been In Kansas City holding a confer
ence with interests there.
By the construction of a connecting
line between Davenport and Burlington
a through interurban service would be
established between Davenport and
Kansas City In addition to the connec
tions north. It Is not supposed that a
separate line Is to be constructed di
rect from Davenport south but that
the Davenport-Iowa City line and the
existing Interurbans southward are to
be used In making connections.
Three dusky darkies, bold holdup
men, supposedly those who were ar
rested a week or so ago in Moline for
alleged thefts, got away with a holdup
last night at 8:30 at the corner of
Eighth avenue and Nineteenth street,
W. Forbes, 1732 Eighth avenue, be
ing the victim. The thieves got fl.50
and a watch for their trouble. Mr.
Forbes was about a block away from
home when the negroes approached
him. They fell in step beside
him. One produced a big revolver
and poking it under Mr. Forbes' nose,
informed him that he would be doing
the trio a great favor if he would ac
company them into an alley and plank
down his valuables. He was warned
that the less stir he made in coming
across the better off he would be.
SUBMITS TO WISHES.
Naturally, Mr. Forbes allowed his
pockets to be rifled without a murmur.
When the thieves had finished, they
Informed Mr. Forbes that he would do
well to remain where he was for a bit
and not attempt pursuit. As soon as
they were gone he told the police of
the holdup. The description of the trio
was given to the police and neighbor
ing cities were notified of the incident
June, an expense not encountered In
the year 19J0-1911. Salary for a
half year only was figured last year
for a probate Judge; this year there
Is a salary to be paid for all 12
months, increasing the expense bud
get by another 1666.73. Then this
spring a county recorder of deeds Is
to be elected. His salary may be fix
ed at $1,500 to 12,000. The com
mittee estimates one increase In ex
pense on a basis of an. $1,800 sal
ary. INCREASE JTRORS' PAT.
Jurors, under the new law, receive
$3 a day, where they. formerly were
paid $2. Estimating that as much
time will be required in Jury service
during the year 1911-12 as was the
case in 1919-11 (and there is no rea
son to believe the number days of
service will fee fewer and the In
crease in moneys paid out for this
ork is $5,304.30.
When William H. Whiteside be
came county treasurer Dec 1, 1910,
the county owed on notes at banks
$85,000. It owed on old bills $55,
0C0, making the total indebtedness
$140,000. Dec. 1, 1911, the county
owed sllll.OOO as follows: On notes
at banks $65,000; on anticipation
warrants $20,000; on county orders
In December of last year, when the
finance committee of the county
board went before the bankers to ne
gotiate loans to meet current ex-
lenses, the oanKs advanced funds,
but required that $26,000 of the sum
advanced be immediately applied
against the note indebtedness of $65,-
r-00. Result is that county now
On old notes at banks ...$.39,000
On anticipated warrants. . . 77,000
COUNTY IN NEED
OF SPECIAL LEVY
Finance Committee Finds That
Expenses Are Increasing
RECEIPTS GET SMALLER
Juul Law Cuts Down Available Reve
nue and Xew OfAcee Boost
Outlay of Funds.
FOUR TEAMS ENTERED
IN PRELIMINARY GO
Registration of teams in the state
basketball preliminary tournament
to be held in this clcy tomorrow and
Saturday closed today with only four
teams entered. They are Moline
Galesburg, Mt. Carroll and Rock Is
land. Aledo bad been expected to
enter a team but when the mail ar
rived today the application blanks
from that city were still missing and
It la not supposed now that tbey will
be forthcoming as they would have
to bear a postmark of Feb. 20 in or
der to be admissable.
It was planned today to play six
games In the tourney, one each of
the two afternoons and two each
evening. Drawings for teams to com
pete against will occur tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock under the di
rection of Principal A. J. Burton,
who is in charge.
COILDVT SELL BONDS. '
Moline and the upper end of the
county want a bridge across Rock
river at Colona. The people of the
lower end of the county want
bridge so that they may enter Rock
Island without having to travel
roundabout through Milan. Here's
..Until the county meets old debts
and establishes its credit, it will be
impossible to sell bonds to make im
provements. Bonding houses would
not care to bid for Rock Island coun
ty bonds. "What if Henry county
does vote for a bridge across Rock,
river and force Rock Island to ac
tion? The Henry county board
could not sell a bond issue that Rock
Island county would be called on to
partially retire." This is the view
one member of the county board
takes of the bridge building propo
To the Particular
The services of Ed. V. Price
company's expert cutters and
tailors are at your disposal in
Let us show yon their beau
tiful assortment of spring and
($25 to $50).
IMtWOI THEATER B4jrUOtN&
C it. I mm J
aiir $ aii mum
REWARD IS OFFERED
FOR CAPTURE OF THIEF
A reward of $500 has been offered
for capture of the man who last week
entered the bank of Silvia and rob
bed J. Lee Crowder Of between $800
and $1,000. Mr. Crowder is a mem
elation, which offers a standing re-1 '
That Rock Isfand county is in need
of additional funds with which to
meet current obligations during the
coming year was the decision of the
finance committee of the board .of
supervisors after a meeting yester
day with County Treasurer W. H.
Whiteside. They canvassed the finan
cial situation carefully and decided
that a five mill tax levy is the only
thing that will put the county on its
feet again. This state of affairs is
brought about by the fact that while
the Juul -law has decreased the avail
able revenues of the county, the
growth In population which has caus
ed new offices to be established to
gether with a 50 per cent increase in
the pay of jurors and an on-coming
Judicial election has greatly increas
ed the amount of money that will
have to be spent.
SPECIAL TAX SEEDED.
Authorization of a special tax for
one year would net the county ap
proximately $100,000, since assessed
v&luat'on of the county is about $20,-
000,000. This $100,000 of addition
al revenue would practically wipe
out all obligations now outstanding
and would mean that this year's tax
money would not have to be used to
pay last year's bills. It would rees
tablish the county's credit and, mem
bers of the finance committee urge,
is much to be desired.
REVEXVE FOR YEAR
The revenue for this year, all of
the sums being estimates, except that
for the tax levy, which has already
been extended on the books, is as fol
APPRENTICE IS HURT
AT THE SILVIS SHOPS
While working in one of the engines
at the Silvia shops yesterday morning
a heavy spring flying back struck
Cbarlea La Franz, an apprentice boy,
In the right arm, throwing him a dis
tance of several feet into one of the
pits. In falling, the back of his head
struck the edge of the pit, cutting a
deep gash. The force of the blow also
fractured his arm in two places. The
injured man was taken to Moline and
given medical attention.
POLICE HOLDING TWO
W. White and J. C. Cupp, two
knights of the road, were arrested
this morning by Officers Meenan and
Klrsch and are being held at the po
lice station pending investigation of
their case. The two men, together
with another who broke ami ran
when he saw the officers approaching,
were trying to burn the insulation
off of a load of copper wire near the
lower saw mill yards on Mill street
Their work was interrupted by the
officers, summoned by a car repairer
who saw what was going on. The
wire, most of it, was in three gunny
sacks. It is worth more than 10
cents a pouna as junic. The men
nave offered no explanation as to
how they came into possession of it.
ward of $500 for the capture and
ccnvictlon of anyone robbing or at
tempting to Tob a bank under its
protection. The mystery of the rob
bery has not been cleared. Marshal
Hlgglns baa been at work on the
case. Persons under suspicion have
been watched to determine it they
spent unusual sums of money. The
marshal followed two men to Rock
Island and one to Davenport, but
without result. Many in Silvia be
lieve that the mystery will never be
WHY IT WAS WARM.
The patrons of the Atchison the
atre, who have been accustomed to
f reeling for so many years, have
been kept in a perpetual state ot
wonderment since attending the Red
Rose performance Saturday night.
Those who braved the intensely cold
weather, found the theatre at sum
mer heat when they arrived and it
remained so during the entire per
formance. There was no stifling
smoke and no discordant sound of
Janitor "putting in the coal," his
time of replenishing the furnace
usually being in the most dramatic
part of the performance. Altogether
it was a thoroughly enjoyable and
pleasant heat and those who attend
ed appreciated It fully. Economy
gas makers have been installed in all
furnaces. They burn fuel oil and
there is no dust, no smoke and plen
ty of heat. The Atchison Dally
Note This machine la being dem
oostrated at 106$ Second avenue.
Excess fees from sheriff's
Circuit clerk's office .... 2.000.00
County clerk's office ... 7,000.00
Insanity fees 185.00
Coroner's office 30.00
County collector's office 3,000.00
Probate clerk's office ... 1,800.00
Expenses of Rock Island county
for the period from Aug. 1, 1910, to
July 31. 1911. were:
County orders $ 82,858.71
Circuit court Jurors ... . 9,103.40
County court Jurors ... 1,505.20
County court insanity
Coroner's Jurors 655.00
County court stenogra
Circuit court stenogra
Probate court Jurors ... 48.00
Births and deaths 339.75
Groundhog bounties ... 942.50
Interest on county notes
and anticipated warrants 10.343.65
Sheriff's payroll 11,871.38
County Judge's payroll .. 2.199.96
Probate Judge's payroll. 1,333.28
Three of the many new styles M. & E. are
showing. You are invited to inspect the new
Spring Fashions. M & K.
Mrs. Maud Rush Has Husband
Arrested for Living in Dis
OWN CASE IS CONTINUED
Woman Takes Change of Venue
From Xissen's Court to That of
the Police Magistrate.
BABE HIT BY A HATCHET
DIRECTED AT ANOTHER
Rhlnelander, Wis., Feb. 22. Be
cause of the persistency of the sons
of his landlord after rent due, H. F,
Smith yesterday threw a hatchet at
a boy which missed him and hit
Smith's 8-months-old child held in its
mother's arms. The blade inflicted
a cut five inches long in the baby's
head. The child la near death. Smith
was arrested, almost crazed with
A. few minutes' delay in treating
some cases of croup, even the length
of time it takes to go for a doctor
often proves dangerous. The safest
way is to keep Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy fa the house and at the first
indication of croup give the child
dose. Pleasant to take and always
cures. Sold by all druggists.
Taking these figures of expense for
the year ended July 31, 1911, as s
basis, it is estimated the expenses for
the year ending Jnly 31, 1912. will
The increase Js easily accounted
for. The county will be called on to
pay $5,000 for a Judicial election In
Every day during the
LEXTEX SEA SOX AT
1718 Third Avenue .
Opposite McCabe's store
Goldstone of the Hart Literary so
ciety. (To be given in the Big Eight
contest Feb. 23 at Galesburg).
Song, "America" By the school.
The Sllvis shops closed today, only
men needed for work In the round
house being on duty. The clerical
forces were also freed for the day with
the exception of employes in the store
house, who worked a half day.
Harry Rush was arrested by depu
ties of Sheriff O. L. Bruner'a forces
yesterday afternoon on a capias is
sued in the county court through the
state's attorney's office, charging
him with being an inmate of a dis
orderly house. The arrest was made
after the case against Maud Rush, his
wife, had been-continued before Mag
istrate C. J. Smith till 10 o'clock Sat
urday morning. The woman was ar
rested on warrants sworn out before
Justice G. P. Nissen, charging her
with being an inmate of a disorderly
house and with criminal relations.
Her husband is the complainant. Mrs.
Rush took a change of venue. She
was released pending her hearing
HISH IS IN JAIL.
Rush is in the county Jail, held
there because he has not succeeded
in landing $500 bonds to secure his
release till ills trial shall come about.
Apparently, if his wife Is guilty of
the charges made against her in" re
gard to being an inmate of a disor
derly house, her husband, living
with her, is equally as guilty.
PLANNING TO DEDICATE
NEW MOLINE Y. M. C. A.
The new Moline T. M. C. A. is to be
dedicated and formally opened either
March 3 or 10, plans for appropriate
speaking: and ceremonies being now
under consideration. Immediately fol
lowing the dedication, a whirlwind
two-day campaign to boost the mem
bershlp to the 1,000 mark will occur.
HENRY GRAND JURY
FINDS 34- TRUE BILLS
As a result of the session of the
Henry county grand Jury, 14 true bills
have been found, which, is an unusual
ly large number for that county.
Among those indicted were Ernest
Schroeder on a charge of murder, six
saloon keepers charged with selling
liquor to minors and to habitual
drunkards and the two men charged
with setting fire to the department
store In Alpha. The murder trial will
begin Monday at Goneeeo, Judge E. C
Graves presiding, while Judge F. D.
Ramsey will come to Rook Island be
cause of the illness of Judge W. H.
All the news all the time The Argus.
IN ROCK ISLAND
Today being a legal holiday In hon
or of the anniversary of the birth of
George Washington, the first presi
dent of the United States, the city and
county offices, banks and the shops at
Rock Island arsenal were closed.
There was no planned observance of
the day except in the public schools
where patriotic exercises were held
in commemoration not only of the
birthday of Washington, but of those
of Lincoln, Longfellow and Lowell as
well, as all these came into being in
The annual banquet of the Rock Is
land club. In celebration of Washlng-
ton's birthday, will be held at the club
tomorrow night Hon. L. Y. Sherman of
Springfield, former lieutenant governor
of Illinois, will be the speaker.
This afternoon, in memory of
Washington and Lincoln, a program
was given at the high school. The
different literary and debating soci
eties picked members of their so
cieties to participate in the program,
which was as follows:-
Trio, Baracarolle, Tales of Hoff
man, Offenbach Mary Morrison, vio
lin. Bessie Freistat, cello, and Kath
arine White, piano.
"Washington" Harold Peterson
of fbf Ciceronian Debating society.
"Lincoln" Louis Savage of the
Ciceronian Debating society.
Recitation. "The Modern Washing
ton" Gladys Dunleavy of the Hart
Piano Solo, Chopin Polonaise in A
"The Tramp Violinist" Irene
In Rock Island
the oldest and largest savings bank is the Rock Is
land Savings bank.
This 'institution daring its long successful ca
reer has assisted many persons to get the start in
life which eventually meant independence.
It has done this by receiving savings of $1 or
more on which it pays 4 per cent compound inter
est. You, also, are invited to make use of the
service it renders.
TRANSACTS A GENERAL COMMERCIAL, SAVINGS,
EXCHANGE AND SAFETY DEPOSIT BUSINESS
R. I. ROLLER RINK
Grand Skating Tournament and Races. r
Commencing Sunday Afternoon
Feb. 25 through March 2.
World's Champion Skater. ,
German comedian, acrobatic roller skater and six other
state and European champions.
Admission 25 cents, Skating 10 cents.
Roller skating Sunday afternoon and evening.